Starting with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich there is finally a possibility to create a screen-shot without 3rd party app or connected computer:
Press the following two keys at the same time: Volume-Down + Power
Note that it is crucial to press both keys nearly the same time. If your press and hold Volume-Down and afterwards press Power it will not work. (...
I was annoyed by the exact same problem, so I have programmed an app that automatically saves your wallpapers and your live wallpapers too. It makes it easy to revert to a previous wallpaper. It is called Wallpaper Saver, by Appdictive, and it's free in the Play Store. (It does not require root access.)
On a Samsung Galaxy S II, it's simultaneously pressing the Power+Home button. It's tricky though; 9 out of 10 times I can't get it. Obviously that's specific to that model of phone and not the Android OS.
As far as I know, there isn't any native app built-in to the OS for all phones, it's too bad really.
This is also applicable for the:
Samsung Galaxy S4 ...
I'm not sure if it's the same on older systems, but on ICS it appears to save directly to /data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper. I set mine from the browser, pulled that file, then changed it to a .png extension and viola - it was the image I had set.
It also appears that this file simply gets overwritten when you change your wallpaper, so I don't ...
The following method also requires root, but may be better and easier if you need the screenshots while writing articles, app reviews or documentation.
You do not need complex instructions or the Android SDK, and this works on all rooted devices.
Install droid VNC server.
Open the Google Plus app, go to settings and disable "instant-upload".
Please note if you enabled it:
Each photo you take will be uploaded to Google Plus' staging area but not be shared immediately. It's just for convenience so that you don't have to grab your phone if you want to share some past pictures you took with your mobile. You will be able to to ...
A one line script should do this on a root 'ed handset, be aware that this is for Linux and hard-coded for 800x480 screen resolution and also, if your Android's Linux Kernel has framebuffer support compiled in:
adb pull /dev/graphics/fb0 fb0 && ffmpeg -vframes 1 -vcodec rawvideo -f rawvideo -pix_fmt rgb565le -s 480x800 -i fb0 -f image2 -...
If you add a file with the name .nomedia (note the period at the beginning) to the folder, the automatic media scanner will skip that folder in the future. Thus no images from there will appear in the Gallery.
You can do this by tethering to your computer or by using one of the several folder-browsing apps in the Play Store (e.g., ES File Explorer, ASTRO).
Share and delete your photos from Hangouts messages and Google Voice MMS:
You can delete photos that you sent through a Hangouts message or
through a Google Voice multimedia message in Hangouts. You'll need to
delete the photos from Picasa Web Albums.
Even if you delete a photo in your Picasa album, if you sent it
through a multimedia message, ...
You can delete the photos via the Google+ app or web interface. From the left-hand menu, click Photos. If you haven't turned on auto-upload and don't want to, click Not now to get rid of the prompts. Then, if you're in the app, open the menu that slides in from the left again, and choose Albums from the menu; or in the web interface, click More on the top, ...
Last but not least, the Lollipop lock screen shows full-screen still
images from multimedia content being played from the device -- so you
might see a graphic from a TV show or cover art from an album,
depending on what you're streaming. In my experience, however, the
images don't seem to clear properly when the content is no longer
being played. I ...
This is not related to AM/PM as the screenshot shows. This issue appears to happen due to Google Hangouts. I have heard from a few Moto G owners that this happens a lot on that device, and can cause issues moving to SD card, however, it really seems to be down to Google Hangouts.
Here is a mention on Reddit, and on an unrelated thread the same issue crops ...
On the Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S53001, you can do it without any third party software.
Follow these instructions:
Go to the screen that you'd like to capture.
Press and hold the Home button (center), then right after that, quickly press the Power button. If you wait too much it won't work and you'll just set the phone block.
If that is done successfully, ...
Old question , posting to add alternative using Google Now on Tap on Marshmallow, which does away with failed attempts in getting the right combo of keys correctly pressed (at times I ended up rebooting :-)
This has the advantage of better organising screenshots or sharing directly with contacts using Direct Share, which pops up when you wish to share
On the Galaxy Note 2 you can also use the S Pen:
Press and hold the button on the S Pen and press it against the screen for a few seconds
What happens next is, a screenshot will be taken. Then you will be able to adjust it before either accepting or discarding the screenshot.
When I got the 2.3.4 Upgrade on my Sony Ericsson Arc (from 2.3.3) holding down the power button brings up the "airplane mode/power off/silent" menu, and new to 2.3.4 is the presence of a "take screenshot" button as well.
Sounds like the contents of your SD Card have not been scanned since taking the photos. Try the SDrescan app from Market. This should help in such situations.
Alternatively, you can manually un-mount the SD Card (via Menu -> Settings -> Storage -> Unmount SD Card) and re-mount it again. This should trigger the media scanner to refresh the card's ...
I just ran into this same issue. I think it's because I had a contact for myself in gmail that didn't match the capitalization that the gmail app (or maybe just android) uses for your personal email address (all lower case for me).
In any case, here's the steps I took that fixed it for me. I am running Jelly Bean, so it may be a little different for you.
It contains 96x96 pixel versions of your photos. The file is simply a concatenation of JPEG files. You can split it into individual JPG files by searching for the signatures indicating the start and end of a JPG file, i.e. the two bytes FF D8 for the start and FF D9 as the end. If you can transfer the file to your computer and you can access Python, the ...
A rooted system is a system that has a working su binary, that is, one that allows the user and/or processes to attain full root rights. So, in order to root a device, you "just" need to get that binary in place, and you're done. (In practice, it's not as simple; most superuser applications ship with a daemon that is actually responsible for giving apps root ...
I just had this problem resolved. On the home screen of your Samsung, pull the notifications menu up by swiping your finger from the top of the screen.
Click on USB charging tab.
Click on File transfer or Photo transfer.
In windows explorer on your computer, click on your device. You will then see your phone details come up.
The boot animation is normally located in /system/media under the name bootanimation.zip. This is a zip file containing one or more directories named part0, part1, part2 and so on, and a text file named desc.txt. The directories each contain a number of still images, jpeg or png, sequentially numbered, for example 0001.png, 0002.png, 0003.png and so on. The ...
In gmail (on the web) you go to settings -> general. Under there is "My Picture".
Excerpt from Gmail Help:
Click the gear icon at the top of any Gmail page.
Click Mail settings.
From the My picture section, click Select a picture. The Upload a picture window appears.
Upload a new photo from your computer, or select a photo from Picasa Web ...
Some phones have the functionality built in, such as the previous mentioned Galaxy S. On the Droid Charge, hold the back button and press home. On most new LG Android phones, hold home and press power.
Unfortunately, the only universal method is using the Android SDK to take screenshots with a computer. Rooting and using a screenshot app works on many ...